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10/21/2016 Member News
The Studio@620 presents Elona Krasavtseva singing Russian Folk Tunes on November 18, 2016

Press Release: The Studio@620 presents Elona Krasavtseva singing Russian Folk Tunes on November 18, 2016
For Immediate Release
St. Petersburg, FL (October 21, 2016) —
Souvenir: Folk and Classical Favorites from Russia and Around the World
Featuring Elona Krasavtseva with Nina Wegmann
Friday November 18, 2016 @ 7 PM
Admission $20, students and seniors $15
The Studio@620 and Russian Heritage present an evening of traditional Russian folk songs, some of which are over 500 years old, sung by Elona Krasavtseva (lyrical soprano) accompanied by Nina Slyusar-Wegmann (accordion and piano). The program will include a range of song styles, including wedding songs, also called "crying songs", because weddings in northern Russia were for many years considered a sad event, as it meant that young girls were sent far away from their homes and families. There will also be a lot of sunny, hilarious, cheerful Italian and Spanish music, spiced with American and English favorites too. You'll be on a musical world tour so come enjoy these tonal souvenirs!
Elona Krasavtseva is an award winning singer and songwriter from Moscow, Russia. In 2013 she was named a National Treasure of Russia for her songwriting and performance. Elona performs in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as in Europe including Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. She runs a Music and Poetry Club in Florida.
Nina Slyusar-Wegmann is a frequent soloist with The Florida Orchestra and is the winner of four international music contests. Some songs will be performed with piano, some a capella, and some instrumental. There will be a lot of miraculous music.

The Studio@620 is a non profit arts venue located at 620 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg FL 33701

Visit The Studio@620 online at or call 727-895-6620 for more information.